AN161midterm3_2006 - Name _ Section _ Anthrbio 161 Midterm...

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Name ______________________ Section ______________________ Anthrbio 161 Midterm November 17, 2006 Please read instructions and each question carefully. Be sure to write your name and section on the exam and on the scantron . The exam has seven pages; check now to make sure you have all the pages . The exam totals 50 points and you have 50 minutes to complete it. Part I: Slide identification (5 points) 1. ______________________________ 2. ______________________________ 3. ______________________________ 4. ______________________________ 5. ______________________________ Part II Multiple Choice (25 points; spend a maximum of 25 minutes on this section). Answer the following multiple-choice questions by shading in the best possible answer on the accompanying scantron sheet. There is only one correct answer for each question. 1. Potassium-argon dating is used on: A. volcanic rocks. B. fossilized bone. C. organic material in bone. D. all of the above 2. Eocene primates such as the omomyoids had: A. grasping hands and feet. B. nails instead of claws. 1
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C C. postorbital bars. D D. all of the above 2
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3. Which of the following incorrectly matches an anthropoid with an age and location? A. Catopithecus : late Eocene of Egypt B. Aegyptopithecus : Oligocene of Egypt C. Eosimias : middle Eocene of China D. Proconsul : late Eocene of North America 4. The fossil specimen known as "Lucy": A. is a 6.2-million-year-old australopithecine. B. is a 100 % complete skeleton. C. was bipedal. D. all of the above 5. Derived features of Australopithecus afarensis include: A. bipedalism. B. a large brain. C. prognathism (projecting face). D. all of the above 6. The visual predation hypothesis: A. proposes that arboreality alone can explain primate adaptations. B. cannot be tested using the fossil record C. proposes that the early primates hunted by night in the fine branches of trees D. proposes that primates co-evolved with angiosperms 7. Which of the following statements about Miocene hominoids is TRUE ? A. They are found only in Africa, not in Asia and Europe. B. Proconsul resembles living apes in its body proportions. C. Morotopithecus was one of the few Miocene taxa to use upright postures. D. They were not diverse in terms of number of species. 8.
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